The 296 GTB supercar was the first Ferrari with a six-cylinder engine since the classic Dino from the 70s.
Ferrari has unveiled the 296 GTB supercar with a V6 hybrid powertrain. The novelty became the first car of the Italian brand with a six-cylinder engine after the Dino 246 GT, which was completed in the mid-1970s.
The new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 was developed entirely from scratch in-house by Ferrari, so it has nothing to do with the 630-horsepower Nettuno engine that powered the Maserati MC20 supercar last year.
The engine output was 663 horsepower. This means that the Italians removed 221 forces from each liter of the working volume. According to the developers, this became a record figure among production cars. The previous record belonged to the Mercedes-AMG A45 S sports hatchback with a 421-horsepower 2.0-liter engine (210.5 horsepower per liter).
The total output of the power plant, which included an electric motor located between the internal combustion engine and the 8-speed “robot”, was 830 hp. and 740 Nm of torque. Thus, the Ferrari 296 GTB turned out to be significantly more powerful than its direct competitor in the person of McLaren Artura, the hybrid installation of which produces 680 forces and 804 Newton meters.
Ferrari 296 GTB is capable of gaining the first “hundred” in 2.9 seconds, and acceleration to 200 km / h takes 7.3 seconds. The maximum speed of the supercar was 330 km per hour.
The electric motor is powered by a 7.45 kWh battery pack, which allows the car to drive exclusively on electric traction for up to 25 kilometers. It is possible that such a hybrid installation is used on one of the modifications of the future Ferrari Purosangue crossover.
The mass of the car, in the construction of which composite materials were widely used, was 1470 kg, which is only 35 kg heavier than the Ferrari F8 Tributo supercar with a classic V8 engine.
European sales of the Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid will start in the first quarter of 2022. Supercar prices start at € 269,000.